The creation of the European Film Academy (EFA) was the initiative of a group of Europe’s finest filmmakers brought together on the occasion of the first European Film Awards Ceremony held in November 1988. EFA was finally founded in 1989 as the European Cinema Society by its first president Ingmar Bergman and 40 filmmakers to advance the interests of the European film industry. Wim Wenders was elected as first chairman of the association which two years later was renamed European Film Academy. In 1996, he followed Ingmar Bergman as president of the EFA while British producer Nik Powell was elected as chairman of the EFA Board. He was followed by French producer Humbert Balsan who was chairman from 2003 until his sudden death in 2005. Current EFA Chairman is French producer Yves Marmion. The European Film Academy (EFA) now unites 2,800 European film professionals with the common aim of promoting European film culture. Throughout the year, the EFA initiates and participates in a series of activities dealing with film politics as well as economic, artistic, and training aspects. The programme includes conferences, seminars and workshops, and a common goal is to build a bridge between creativity and the industry. These activities culminate in the annual presentation of the European Film Awards.
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A Sunday in the Country
Ten young filmmakers from all parts of Europe meet with several prolific members of the European Film Academy over a weekend. The private atmosphere guarantees a platform for inspiration and for an open-minded encounter. It is an exchange between different generations of filmmakers from various cultural backgrounds – most important […]
WASHINGTONIA starts when the giraffe’s heart can no longer be heard.
WASHINGTONIA is an alternative name for Athens, a place where people, like animals, fall into summertime sadness because of the heat. WASHINGTONIA is the only palm tree that its heart is not devoured by the red beetle. Because it’s heart is small and dry and […]
A documentary film from Ukraine, summer 14.
In this film war is an atmosphere, rather than journalistic facts. Through music we visit all layers of society. In the form of a poem we show how it feels when your country is in an invincible conflict.
Two friends on the floor
proud pine trees and current rivers
grenades without detonation.
Yusuf, a Syrian refugee boy who lives in an exile in a remote Turkish border town is chosen for his newfound power but he has to experience how to use it, at the cost of his innocence.
Regardless of political conjuncture and the dominant ethic of the present time, I intend to focus on mankind […]
Five years ago the boss closed the company and fired 300 workers. The first day that he goes out to run he meets one of them.
Everybody deserves a second chance. That was our starting point when we began developing THE RUNNER. It’s a story about the harsh reality of the crisis that harries all […]
Poetry or threat? An act of surrender or perhaps art? These were the theories that New York puzzled over last summer. How can one incident be interpreted in so many ways? By means of press reports, SYMBOLIC THREATS allows the public at large to express their extreme disparity of interpretation. Inspired by the heated debate […]
Between the walls of an ancient military fort, Johnny, a young boy, learns how to train and dominate Iron,
his first guard dog.
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Born in 1989 in Paris, Lola Quivoron completed a preparatory school, studied modern literature and obtained a Masters in Cinema. In 2012, she entered the Film Directing Department at La fémis. […]
One cold December night, Israeli soldiers come up to the al-Haddad family home in a Palestinian neighbourhood of Hebron and knock on the door. They’ve come to search the house.
Diaa, the teenage son, reaches for the family’s video camera. As the search unfolds, a strange power struggle evolves, pitting gun against camera.
The night grows colder, […]
Sarajevo, rush hour. Emir (15), accompanied by a social worker, is on his way to meet his father Safet for a
weekend picnic at Igman, a semi-open penitentiary. Due to the heavy traffic they are late …
PICNIC is a film that talks about one of the most important relationships in the life of every […]
OVER presents a crime scene. During the course of nine wide shots, told in reverse order, we witness an
intriguing story unfold. What has happened in this quiet neighborhood? A murder, a hit-and-run, an accident? The reality is profound, and deeply unexpected.
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Jörn Threlfall studied film and theatre in Berlin, and went on to […]